Planting a Pollinator Friendly Garden in NM

As spring planting season starts, Tessa R. Grasswitz and David R. Dreesen have shared the preliminary results from 1 1/2 years of researching pollinator friendly plants for NM. Tess Grasswitz spoke at the NM Beekeepers Meeting 2 weeks ago and I know all of us in the audience were writing down plant names as fast as we could! This research has only been conducted for 1 1/2 years, so these recommendations will probably change through time, and hopefully they will keep us updated. You can find the information she presented here.

Plants for Pollinators - a visual guide 

Preliminary Plants for Pollinators Detailed Results -more detailed results and charts

Tess Grasswitz will be presenting at the NM Organic Conference this weekend if you missed her fantastic and educational presentation at NMBKA. 

Contact information:

David R. Dreesen   David.Dreesen@nm.usda.gov

Tess R. Grasswitz  tgrasswi@nmsu.edu

Plants for Pollinators NM Organic Conference 2012(2).pdf

Preliminary pollinator plant recommendations for New Mexico (Feb 2012).docx

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  • Thanks so much, Jessie! I was one of those furiously writing down plant names, genus and species! This will make it easier  to plant this spring and in the future.

  • Great information!  Thanks for sharing.

  • Jessie, thanks for posting this.  It is most helpful!

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